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ChristIsMyLord69 commented on Chapter 18 on September 25, 2021 07:02am

What a delightful re-read.

Author's Response on September 27, 2021 10:55pm

Woo! Glad I was worth a re-read!

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Jtsplash commented on Chapter 18 on August 20, 2021 02:59am Liked

Loved it. Heart broke for spike when I thought she was going to have the chip implanted 

Author's Response on August 21, 2021 12:58am

Buffy was far too clever to let THAT happen to him. Not when she knew what it was like. 

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The Danish Bird commented on Chapter 18 on August 19, 2021 07:38pm Liked

I just finished my reread of this. (Binged it in a day)

I really liked  your creative way of taking out the Initiative, and I love how you ended it, with Buffy wanting her soul out, and Spike making it his mission to make her perfectly happy... with a new Slayer chosen and Buffy finally free, I think she could be.

Did you ever consider writing a one shot sequel where we get to hear how she looses it? I’d enjoy that.

Not that it’s in any way necessary...this is an excellent fic on its own.hearts

Author's Response on August 19, 2021 08:00pm

Oh, wow. I'm so glad it was worth a reread! 

There's one fundamental flaw in this story, the Willow-Ex-Machina that just Solves The Problem, but you can't hit it out of the park every day, and I think the rest of the story carries it even with that. 

I did think of a sequel, two of them in fact, Slayer Fallen and Slayer Eternal, where Spuffy come back after traveling the world, bickering, and Buffy's Not-Happy and they break up, and then Spike gets his soul to earn her back, and they get back together, and THAT makes her perfectly happy, so she loses her soul. That leading to sequel two, where Spuffy then have to come to terms with her being soulless and figure out how to make it work when he's soulless and she not. And does she earn a soul then, and how, or what. But the story died at 15,000 words, and I felt like I was just repeating season 5, and I didn't want to do that, so I'd need to come up with new plots. But they're in the back of my mind. 

I did use elements of Slayer Eternal in chapter 3 of Future Perfect, "Changed," the whole idea of Spike having a soul and Buffy not, but that was really just a short story, so I didn't explore it very far. And again, now I'd have to change my plot a bit, if I did choose to write it. Maybe I'll get back to them some day. 

So... now that I've teased you with stories that don't exist... Um... thank you? 

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kalirena69 commented on Chapter 18 on August 14, 2021 02:45am

I liked the story though I hated the Initiative parts, though that is more cause I've always really hated the Initiative and that storyline in the BTVS universe. They are too Nazi for reading or viewing pleasure. But theresolution was good.

Author's Response on August 14, 2021 02:51pm

Yeah, the Initiative was kinda the big bad here. I agree, they're very Nazi, and that's become quite triggering these last couple years. Glad you liked the resolution! 

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dungbrains commented on Chapter 18 on April 21, 2021 10:25am

So much fun this story (deep and grrrr and fun!!)

Also I really love when Buffy gets angry (especially at angel 🥲🥲🥲) so yes!!!!

Author's Response on April 23, 2021 08:10pm

You gotta love her losing her temper at Angel here. It's so satisfying to hear her yelling! Thanks so much for reading! 

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Lakitalover commented on Chapter 18 on April 10, 2021 05:21pm Liked

I like this ending.

Author's Response on April 11, 2021 08:14am

Thank you so much for reading! I’m glad you liked. 

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Twinkles commented on Chapter 18 on February 08, 2021 03:50pm

Just reread; loved muchly, of course 💜

All of the praise to you, most marvellous creature 💙

Author's Response on February 08, 2021 11:37pm

Oh, I'm always so thrilled when I'm worth a reread! Thank you so much! 

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All4Spike commented on Chapter 18 on September 12, 2020 07:40am

Thoroughly enjoyed my re-read of this eminently satisfying fic. flowers

Author's Response on September 26, 2020 07:11am

Thank you! I'm always chuffed when I hear my fic deserves a reread! bravo

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CosmicGoodbyes commented on Chapter 18 on April 06, 2020 07:11pm Liked

I’m a huge fan of stories where Buffy gets captured by the Initiative. Normally fics like that deal with the Slayer aspects but to have Buffy be a vamp in this was an interesting twist. Nicely done 

Author's Response on April 11, 2020 01:28pm

It was really fun to get them into the initiative and do a whole, "Same jail cell" trope on them. I'm glad you liked! Thanks! 

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SeaPea commented on Chapter 18 on January 11, 2020 11:30pm

 I usually don't read vampBuffy fics but someone recced this one so I gave it a go.  Having this set during the Initiative time was gold.  And I melted when Spike gave Buffy the " I love all of you" speech.  Good story, Sigyn.

Author's Response on January 12, 2020 01:25pm

Thanks for taking a risk on it! Spike is so sweet in this one, isn’t he? I mean, evil, but willing to work within it. Thanks so much!

 

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Snowbells commented on Chapter 18 on April 14, 2019 03:38am Liked

This is absolutely amazing. I’ve seen and enjoyed the individual ideas (Buffy turned, caught by Initiative, Amara hunt is delayed) but you combined them brilliantly. Buffy’s thrall was fantastic, that entire sequence worked really well, and the slow realizations about Angel and Willow were so different from figuring out Spike’s straightforward motives and plans

Author's Response on April 19, 2019 02:57am

Oh, thank you! I had lots of fun turning Buffy into a vampire in this one, and seeing what she'd do. The fact that she had some thrall surprised me, actually. Thank you so much! 

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kittyfajitas commented on Chapter 18 on April 10, 2019 08:11pm Liked

I love the final scene, with them driving off in the De Soto. What a great story! Thanks for sharing!

Author's Response on April 11, 2019 04:48am

Thanks for reading! 

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nmcil commented on Chapter 18 on March 30, 2019 05:14pm

enjoyed reading this again - 

Author's Response on April 02, 2019 04:57am

It was a fun one, even though I pulled a serious Willow-ex-machina at the end, there. Hey, that's like canon, right? 

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SusanMarieR commented on Chapter 18 on November 01, 2018 09:37pm

Reread. Thank you again

Author's Response on November 01, 2018 09:39pm

Oh, thank you! Glad you enjoyed. 

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HebiC commented on Chapter 18 on June 16, 2018 08:54pm

Many likes!

Author's Response on June 16, 2018 09:57pm

Glad you liked! 

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All4Spike commented on Chapter 18 on April 22, 2018 09:31am

Popped in for a re-read.

One of the most believable scenarios for Vamp!Buffy I've seen.

Still love it.

Still wondering whether you're likely to revisit this 'verse with Slayer & Spike coming back to Sunnydale while Kennedy's in residence, 'cos that would be epic!

Author's Response on April 22, 2018 05:35pm

I am still, sort of. I need to sort out the plot for Slayer Fallen, which died at 15,000 words, just about when Kennedy showed up, actually. (Of course it did.)

All4Spike Replied on April 22, 2018 05:45pm

Excellent! Perhaps you could kill Kennedy off really quickly? I can imagine the difficulty in making her appear at all sympathetic.Her arrogance would make her particularly vulnerable in the field.

Of course, there is also the question of Dawn. With Buffy being a vampire, the key wouldn't be sent to her, surely?

Author's Response on April 22, 2018 05:59pm

No, my original plan was to have it sent to Kennedy, and Buffy get mixed up in it. But I'm not even sure the key SHOULD be Dawn at this stage. Did you know, you're the second reviewer trying to brainstorm with me on this today?

All4Spike Replied on April 22, 2018 06:38pm

Apart from anything else, it would be a bit tricky to introduce Dawn as Buffy's little sister while Joyce is in England.

You'll come up with  something.

After all, the key doesn't have to be a human person at all, really. All that is required is for it to be pure. innocent

Although if it's not a living being (of whatever species), you'd have to come up with a different ritual for opening the portal since there wouldn't be any blood to use. thinking

Author's Response on April 22, 2018 06:55pm

*turns Dawn into a chair and makes the activation mechanism sawdust*

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jackson commented on Chapter 18 on December 12, 2017 09:30am Liked

Great story!  Love your writing!

Author's Response on December 12, 2017 05:00pm

Thank you! Glad you enjoy! 

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Pixiecorn commented on Chapter 18 on November 01, 2017 09:32am Liked

Thoroughly enjoyed this fic from start to end! Xx

Author's Response on November 01, 2017 10:26am

Thank  you! It was fun trying a vamp!Buffy.

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nmcil commented on Chapter 18 on July 29, 2017 06:21am

 Enjoyed this very much an excellent alternative Initiative story and exploration of how Buffy could live as a vampire and eventually find love and a good and balanced life with Spike.  

It's always good to have a work that attempts to deal with the Soul vs No Soul problems that are presented in the series and the philosophical questions of the what or how this premise of human soul would work in the human world.  Does having a soul really account for how humans conduct their lives and the choices they make?  I am in the category of viewers and current fans who don't accept the "must have soul for a vampire or demon to have free will choice"  Barring insanity or the complete incapacity to understand the cultural rules of moral and ethical behavior - individuals have the capacity to make a choice  for good or evil conduct.  

Author's Response on August 04, 2017 05:11am

The soul situation is complicated, and in this story in particular addresses some of the fundamental issues of what it is to be a vampire. I tend to view the soul as the nature of humanity, as the demon nature is of a different style -- the same as a tiger is not the same as a monkey. Which means that a vampire with a human soul is a tiger with the nature of a monkey interjected inside it, and maybe it can work, but it's very different from a pure tiger. But all tigers, even wild, can be trained to some extent, and I feel there's no need to make them all monkeys. Spike, however, was always a very monkey'ish tiger, so I feel he feels better with a monkey -- or human -- soul as part of his make up. But that's just how I see Spike. Buffy... I'm still narrowing down. I think because she's still figuring that out, too. Spike in this story hasn't felt the need for a soul yet, and it ends where it does without him needing one. Buffy is still sorting herself out, but she's accepted Spike, and they're good together. Thank you so much for reading, I'm glad you enjoyed my foray into Vamp!Buffy!

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EffulgentEllie commented on Chapter 18 on July 25, 2017 08:23pm Liked

This story was great all around. It was nice to see that their relationship wasn't rushed or forced and I absolutely loved how Buffy confront Angel on all of his bullshit. It would be great to see another epilogue or a continuation further down the line. Thanks for the ride, it was great!

Author's Response on July 27, 2017 12:40am

Gotta love Buffy finally getting around to confronting Angel. She should have done it yonks ago. Thanks so much for trying this puppy on, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks!

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vicdave99 commented on Chapter 18 on July 24, 2017 06:38pm Liked

Can we talk you into giving us short updates of this story? Epilogues to your epilogue? write

Author's Response on July 26, 2017 10:36pm

Oh, wouldn't that be great? I'm not writing much at the moment, everything is stalled, but the banner is glaring at me with teethies from my desktop! I'm so glad people are interested. Thanks!

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OffYourBird commented on Chapter 18 on June 23, 2017 09:50pm Liked

Kennedy is the new Slayer??? Ugh. Well... I wish her luck. Hah!

On that note, can I just say how much I love how you've thrown in bit of canon as nice little bottom of the box style treasures for your readers? (Parker and Kennedy and Riley with the vamp whores, etc..)

Spike shrugged and kissed the top of her head before gunning it onto the highway. “Whatever makes you happy, love.”  - YAY Vampire happy ending!!!

Okay, so she totally lost her soul, but she's not really any different (which we're all incredibly not shocked by). Erm, at least... I *think* she lost her soul? It's perhaps intentionally left vague

In general: this story was an incredibly woven tapestry that made me feel about a million emotions and was just a delightful, cathartic (and sometimes stressful) read. Thank you for sharing this amazing story hearts

Author's Response on June 28, 2017 12:16am

Well, she was one of the oldest potentials. I just figured it would definitely strike everyone that no, let's not wait and watch the fireworks with the new slayer....

Actually, Slayer hasn't lost her soul. She's too uptight to find perfect happiness as things stand. But her life is far and away better (and more clear!) with Spike than it was without him.

 I'm so glad this story grabbed and touched you, and I'm glad you read through it. Thank you for the wonderful reviews!

 

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Special Squirrel commented on Chapter 18 on May 24, 2017 08:00pm Liked

Aww I enjoy this very much. I read a few good stories that have Buffy as a vampire and this is one of them! Thank you for writing this 

Author's Response on May 24, 2017 08:13pm

Thank you! I'm very glad it caught you.

 

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Zetared commented on Chapter 18 on April 02, 2017 10:31am Liked

I usually avoid Vampire!Buffy fics out of general preference. I love your work, though, so I decided to give it a chance, for once. I'm so very glad I did. You handle canon and work with and around it so expertly! I loved the pay off of Spike promising to make Buffy happy and the fact that the story closes on her not having had that "one moment" yet. 

 

Great, engrossing read. Thanks for sharing!

Author's Response on April 02, 2017 02:56pm

I think some people do Vampire!Buffy either to get around the immortality thing without changing her at all, or to indulge in some kind of darkness fantasy without taking into account her canon nature. I wasn't trying to do either of those things, here, but instead explore the dichotomy of her being both vampire and slayer both. I'm glad you took a chance on this, and I'm very glad you liked it!

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Era Dubois commented on Chapter 18 on March 11, 2017 12:03am Liked

Great story. I really enjoyed it.

Author's Response on March 12, 2017 05:30pm

Thank you! I'm very glad.

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tazmatic commented on Chapter 18 on January 07, 2017 11:13am Liked

This was awesome! The struggle Buffy felt between demon and soul was so real and there was no easy solution. And the fact that she thought it was just sex that would make her lose her soul. Ah, I did love the chewing out she gave Angel. And Spike was wonderful throughout the entire thing. Angry and loving. His speech about loving Buffy was beautiful and I simply love the idea of them going around the world with Spike trying to make Buffy just beyond happy. I wonder about the moment she loses her soul? :) This was an amazing read! Thank you so much for sharing! 

Author's Response on January 09, 2017 05:37am

Gotta chew out Angel. The sod deserves it. She really needed Spike, he was the best thing that could have happened to her in this situation. Whether Buffy loses her soul, and the why and wherefore of it... well, sort of doesn't matter, right now. Thanks so much for reading! I'm glad you liked it.

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pfeifferpack commented on Chapter 18 on January 06, 2017 02:44am Liked

Yeah Buffy being a vampire likely made that gizmo not work properly.  Faith (much as I do like the character) would have killed Buffy and anyone Buffy loved as well at this stage.  Buffy had no choice.  Still I can understand how it would grieve Buffy to have to do it especially with their troubled history.  Lots of regrets there (and gee...there's Angel front and center with that too).

It seemed wrong to think that killing her friend meant she was freed of the responsibility of the hellmouth.  Well Buffy honey if you had killed her so you COULD be freed it would have been wrong.  Killing Faith because otherwise Faith would have killed her is a far different prospect.

Yeah it's best they leave town with Kennedy coming.  I cannot stand her and cannot imagine her doing less than staking Spike and likely Buffy too.  Arrogant bitca.  It would serve Willow right if just as she has a lovely girlfriend in Tara she gets pursued by Kennedy and has to suffer a bit for all she's put Buffy through (feeling vindictive tonight for some reason LOL).  

They are doing the right thing.  Off to travel, see the world and take it on their own terms. Both compromising where they can and learning as they go.

Perfect ending too: “Think we’ll ever come back again?” she asked. ... Spike shrugged and kissed the top of her head before gunning it onto the highway. “Whatever makes you happy, love.”   Yup this is Spike in a nutshell.  It's all about the woman he loves.  Buffy is going to be very happy at long last.

Excellent story and quite in character too.

Kathleen 

Author's Response on January 07, 2017 02:56am

I was torn about Faith. I recognize she is redeemable, and I never saw her "fall" as inevitable, but forced upon her through circumstances. (The Mayor was the only one offering her a fucking salary!) But the truth is she is a slayer. With the state of mind she was in when she came out of that coma, the subtleties of life were well beyond her, and there was no way she would have walked away from a fight with a vampire Buffy. Once her little toy failed, all she would have seen is vengeance, no future, so no reason to back down. It was either imprison her or kill her and vampires aren't brilliant at the Imprisoning. Killing they can do. And Buffy was alone, so capturing her alive just wasn't going to be an option. So I'm kind of sad about having to kill Faith, but it does set Buffy up beautifully for the next story, which I'm struggling to write. It's darker than this one. (It would have to be.)

Ah, yes. Kennedy. Kennedy is going to have a lot of fun on the hellmouth.... (This is sarcasm.) I actually don't think Kennedy is going to like being Top Slayer as much as she always thought she would.

Spike is certainly going to do everything in his power to make Buffy happy, as someone said, "Dote the soul out of her, the nicest bit of evil ever." Whether Buffy will let him... well. She's Buffy. Anything's possible.

Thanks so much for getting back to this one! I'm so glad you liked it. It was a little strange twisting the genre, Buffy as a vampire is a different dynamic to follow. I found it easier to vamp Dawn, but then, Dawn was never the Anti-Vampire like Buffy was, so it wasn't such anathema to her. Thanks again!

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flootzavut commented on Chapter 18 on November 04, 2016 09:48am Liked

I love that Spike asked Joyce's permission, that's both hilarious and cute.

Willow had been working with another witch she’d met at school called Tara, and took to the news that another slayer was coming to Sunnydale as if she were about to meet the wife of one of Slayer’s ex’s. “I am prepared to hate her on sight,” she said with staunch loyalty.

Far more reasonable reaction to Kennedy than dating her...

Enjoyable yarn, this was applause

Author's Response on November 04, 2016 10:58am

Well. who the hell would date Kennedy voluntarily? (It wasn't voluntary on the show!)

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spuffy forever commented on Chapter 18 on October 31, 2016 03:32am

I loved this. It beautifully describes the eternell soul dilemme de BtVS.

Ensouled Buffy i think would not be so different from soulless Buffy, because she was a good and loyal person with a big heart before her dead, a little like human Spike, was a good person. I think all the evil Angelus does stems from his human character flaws.

thanks for sharing

Author's Response on October 31, 2016 09:20pm

Aw, I'm glad you read! 

I haven't put my finger on what a souless Buffy would actually be like, yet, but fortunately, I haven't had to write that. Yet. But Spike was pretty evil before he had a reason to be good, so it's possible she could be pretty evil, too.

Thanks so much for reading!

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-Carrie-Ann- commented on Chapter 18 on October 24, 2016 07:59pm Liked

Aww, what an ending! This story was everything I'd hoped it would be and more.

Loved it! x

Author's Response on October 24, 2016 09:29pm

I'm so so glad you liked it!

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